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I Am So Anxious And Nervy

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    A Wonderful Life Ripped Apart

    Ok, here we go.....My life was good, I had a great job working alongside adults with learning difficulties, I had divorced a violent husband , had both kids with me, a nice car, my horse and a fantastic social life, what could posibily go wrong? It was August Bank Holiday 2...
    annie61 annie61 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    November 26. Letting Go of Self-Criticism. Look how far we've come! It's good to focus on the task ahead, on what remains to be done. It's important to stop and feel pleased...
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